Welcome to Aldergrove Town Centre, the vibrant new heart of one of the Lower Mainland’s most charming and historic locations. Designed for modern families seeking a safe and peaceful setting, Aldergrove Town Centre will offer an urban oasis surrounded by the beauty of the Fraser Valley. Enjoy contemporary living at its finest, surrounded by charming shops, friendly locals, and plenty of indoor and outdoor activities. Explore this creek-side master-planned community that offers the finest in contemporary living, green space, easy access to transit, and convenient urban services and amenities just steps away from your new home.
Among the oldest farm communities in the Lower Mainland, Aldergrove’s peaceful and friendly community was
founded at the crossroads where the Yale Road met the trail to the United States back in the late 1800s. Eventually
known as ‘Alder Grove’ due to the area’s lush stands of alder trees, Aldergrove was initially one of only two stops
of the Great Northern Railway in Langley. This strategic location hastened the town’s commercial growth, as did
its access to nearby logging company timber camps.
Today, Aldergrove’s laid-back lifestyle and proximity to the Fraser Highway, the TransCanada Highway, Abbotsford Airport and the US border crossing make it a highly convenient and desirable place to call home.
Robert homesteaded this site on the Old Yale wagon
road in 1883 and later went on to open a general store
(pictured below). By 1891, the store had a post office and
two years later, a telegraph line was installed – the first
in the area. Shortreed Corner was what the area around
264th Street and Fraser Highway was originally called.
In 1904, Robert was part of the posse hunting for train
robber Billy Miner.
Philip arrived in British Columbia as a member of the
Royal Engineers in 1859 to help with surveying and public
works in the new city of New Westminster. The Jackman’s
Aldergrove house was built in early 1889. (In the photo
below, you can see Philip Jackman Sr. standing in front
with his dog.) Philip used the house as a store and post
office, as he was postmaster for 3 years. Philip also served
as a Councillor from 1892-1893, the Fence Inspector in
1894, and was Langley’s Reeve (Mayor) from 1895-1897.
Following this, Philip served as the Fisheries Warden for
the area from 1901-1915
Often called simply “FJ”, Frederick John Hart, purchased many parcels of
land in Aldergrove. At one time, FJ’s company owned most of the property
fronting what is now Fraser Highway. FJ also marketed Aldergrove with a
flashy booklet titled “The Apple Lands of Aldergrove”. FJ’s office was a BC
Mills pre-fab catalogue building that had been shipped in crates from New
Westminster to Aldergrove.
FJ is credited with “putting Aldergrove on the map” through his marketing
efforts and congenial personality, and yet there are surprisingly few
references to his influence in the community. FJ and his wife Alice also
built what is now known as Hart House Restaurant on Deer Lake in
Burnaby. The mansion originally served as their summer home. FJ and
Alice had 5 children, one of whom was killed in action in 1916 at the Battle
of the Somme in France.
The first mention of a hotel in Aldergrove is a 1907 news
article in the New Westminster Daily News. It was reported
that H. Freeman had the area surveyed and was having a
hotel built, while a later article states that the hotel was a
former camp boarding house that had been relocated and
refurbished. The hotel had 15 rooms, a dining room and a
billiards room. This particular photo was taken in 1910.
Interior of the Smith & Parr General Store. Owned by
Charles Byron Smith and his uncle Henry Parr, a Cloverdale
pioneer, Aldergrove’s general store was built in 1909. Baby
Ioana Parr can be seen in her bassinet on the counter. Smith
& Parr General Merchants carried everything from tools and
farm machinery to dry goods and groceries.
The Glen Valley Land Company was incorporated on 12th, October 1906
and owned about 5000 acres of land, included in which was the Beaver
River Lumber Mill. The Company was responsible for clearing much of the
farmland in the Glen Valley area as well as building several roads, such
as what was once known as the Inter-Provincial Highway through north
Aldergrove and Matsqui. The lumber mill had a spur line which extended
off of the BCER line for its own freight trains. Both companies were
steady employers for area residents until the lumber mill burned down
in 1919 and was permanently closed shortly after
The Great Northern/Vancouver Victoria & Eastern Railway was built
through Aldergrove in 1909, with the tracks running all the way to Kilgard
at the base of Sumas Mountain, then around the mountain to junction
with the CN line. The railway was part of James Jerome Hill’s massive
rail holdings and part of his plan to compete with the CPR. The GNR
moved freight and passengers – and was the way that all of the popular
BC Mills “catalogue houses” arrived in town from the New Westminster
mill. The GNR ceased operation in 1929 and the tracks removed in 1932.
This photo was taken in 1920; the station stood near the bend in the
2800 block of Station Road.
This site as seen in summer 1963. You can see the new Super Valu
building in the foreground. Eventually it would become the Salvation
An aerial shot taken shortly after the mall opened. From
the museum’s Aldergrove Star Collection, donated by the
A special thank you to the Alder Grove Heritage Society for their help and support in providing all the historical images artefacts and text for this display. And for keeping the unique and proud heritage of Aldergrove alive and ever-growing.
A buzzing urban centre offering the modern excitement of city life balanced with the charm of country living just a stone’s throw away. Enjoy the proximity to local wineries by visiting boutique winemakers like charming Blackwood Lane. Enjoy a tasting while taking in the spanning views of Mount Baker on the stoneclad patio. Or saddle up next to the hot Waffle Bar at family-friendly Kraus Berry Farms and Estate Winery after a day of picking your own farm-fresh berries.
Take in the surrounding walking trails; from the newly revitalized Bertrand Creek adjacent to the community– to other nearby natural habitats such as Aldergrove Regional park. Enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding and picnicking amongst the natural wetlands with spectacular views of Mount Baker.
The spirit of old meets new makes Aldergrove a quaint place to shop, dine, and enjoy time with friends and family. Grab a java and a novel at the cafe, dig into some of Veronica’s Gourmet Perogies at home or grab lunch at the Fox and Hound Pub. Select fresh, organic meats from JD Farms or check out the massive selection and newly added wine and beer tasting at the historic Otter Co-Op. If its activities you crave, hit the brand new Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre and watch the kids play at the outdoor waterpark and wave pool, enjoy fitness classes and much more. Come nightfall, buckle up and take in a blockbuster film at the famous Twilight Drive-in Theatre. In Aldergrove, you’re in the middle of it all
Offering the excitement of city life balanced with the charm of country living, Aldergrove Town Centre’s master-planned creekside community offers the best of both worlds – an urban lifestyle with the quiet charm of the countryside not far away
Residents will enjoy a 2-storey public daycare on site. Perfect for busy families looking for convenient childcare at their doorstep
Contemporary finishes meet traditional textures, open layouts, and thoughtful amenities including a co-working space and communal rooftop garden. Be a part of this master-planned creek-side community. Modern living in historical Aldergrove begins here.
Located in a walkable urban town centre the Centre’s 194 residential units consist of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes that feature contemporary finishes, traditional textures, and open, family-friendly layouts.The communal rooftop terrace is the perfect setting for an impromptu social gathering. Parents can access an onsite standalone daycare. And you are just steps away from a curated collection of artisanal coffee shops, local grocers, and boutique restaurants conveniently located beneath the homes
Founded by the Janda family in the early 1980s, Janda Group develops homes that support families, commercial enterprises that build livelihoods, and farm-to-table agriculture all in one diverse portfolio. We empower families to live, work, eat, play, and ultimately, lead their best lives.
LIVE:Whether it's your first home purchase or accommodating additions to your family, live at the mixed use, master planned town centre. In addition to residents, ATC will house locally curated shops reflective of the community.
WORK:ATC will feature employment opportunities and entrepreneurial incentives. Whether you work near or far, a local family based daycare will provide parents with peace of mind.
EAT: Food and beverage will be in close proximity as this project combines urban conveniences with the allure of simpler country living.
PLAY: ATC will be a new destination to meet up with friends and family to enjoy the beautiful creekside trail along with other amenities. It’s the perfect space to facilitate human connection